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Pencil Correct Grasp

 

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Pencil Correct Grasp                   

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FISTED GRIP

  • 1-2 years old
  • Children often hold their writing tool like a dagger, scribbling using their whole arm.

 

 

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DIGITAL PRONATE GRIP

  • 2-3 years old
  • All fingers are holding the writing tool but the wrist is turned so that the palm is facing down towards the page.
  • Movement now comes mostly from the elbow.
  • Children should start being able to copy a horizontal, vertical and circular line.

 

 

 

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FOUR FINGER GRIP

  • 3-4 years old
  • Four fingers are held on the writing tool.
  • Movement is mostly from the wrist and the hand and fingers move as one.

 

 

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STATIC TRIPOD GRIP

  • 4-6 years old
  • This is a three finger grasp, where the thumb, index finger and middle finger work as one unit.

 

 

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DYNAMIC TRIPOD GRIP

  • 6 or 7 years old
  • Using only three fingers to hold the writing  tool.
  • This is the ideal grip to help move the pencil efficiently, accurately.

 

How should your child hold his/her pencil?

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  • Pick up your pencil-use your pointer and thumb.
  • Let it dangle,this is step one.

 

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  • Use your other hand to rotate pencil around.
  • Until, it reaches it's pillow where it gently lies down.

 

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